Gum disease is far more wide spread than most people would imagine. A study from The CDC that took place in 2009-2010 estimates that close 50% of American adults have gum disease. With this kind of prevalence, it is very important that you know the signs to look for so you can prevent it from becoming something worse.
Gum disease is an infection of the gums and bones that surround the teeth. If left untreated it can eventually lead to tooth loss. Many people have gum disease and don’t even know it because gum disease can be symptomless. That’s why regular visits to the dentist are so important! Your Bright Side Dental dentist in Southfield can spot gum disease even in its earliest stages, making it treatable and reversible if caught soon enough. Although gum disease can be symptomless, there are warning signs to watch out for and bring to your dentist’s attention if you experience any of them. Bright Side Dental would like you to know these 6 symptoms of gum disease that you may not have realized were even a problem. Share this information with your loved ones!
Gum disease symptoms:
1. Red and swollen gums that bleed easily
2. Gums separating from the teeth
3. Loose teeth
4. Frequent bad breath
5. Change in your bite
6. Change in the way dentures or partials fit
Are you experiencing any of these symptoms? If you are, please let your dentist know. You can call Bright Side Dental – Southfield at (248) 289-8624. If it’s also time for your cleaning and checkup, you can mention these symptoms to your dentist during that appointment. Remember, we need to have our teeth cleaned at least every six months.
My dentist once told me that no amount of bleeding is normal. That means that if you experience any amount of bleeding when you brush or floss, this could be a sign of a problem and you should tell your Bright Side Dental dentist. Your dentist will determine if the bleeding is caused by gum disease. If so, it can be treated at the Bright Side Dental office nearest to you, whether in Southfield or any of our other Michigan locations. There’s no need to visit any specialist in another office. Bright Side Dental realizes the importance and convenience of having all of your dental needs met in one place.
If you know a loved one experiencing any symptoms of gum disease, or maybe they just haven’t seen a dentist in a long time, why not suggest Bright Side Dental to them? Bright Side Dental is proud to offer new patients an exam and X-rays for only $35. This is a great savings and a perfect opportunity to find out about the health of their teeth and gums. Call 1-800-PAINLESS today to schedule an appointment.